HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2016

June's science meeting consisted of 4 presentations: Ghassan Alaka:   "Demo of the Basin-Scale HWRF Web Site" Elena Konopleva (ESRL/PSD):   "Simple flight planning tool based on tkmap" George Halliwell (AOML/PhOD):  "OSSE evaluation of pre-storm ocean profile surveys" Leon Nguyen:  "Observations of intensifying sheared tropical cyclones: Bertha" All the presentations are available on the anonymous …

HRD/NHC CHART Seminar – Lisa Bucci, CIMAS & AOML/HRD – 19 May 2016

Lisa Bucci presented a seminar on “Impacts of an Airborne Doppler Wind Lidar on Tropical Cyclone Analysis Forecasts.” that is available on the NHC science presentation web site. Abstract The initial structure of Tropical Cyclones (TCs) in models remains a limiting factor for TC forecasts. Instruments flown on NOAA's P3 Orion Hurricane Hunter Aircraft provide …

AOML and HRD researchers at 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico – 10-14 April 2016

Twenty-three AOML and HRD scientists participated in the recent 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in San Juan, PR, as authors or co-authors on 36 presentations and 11 posters. Roughly 650 presentations (452 oral presentations in 70 sessions and 196 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 440 TC-related presentations …

HRD seminar – Dr. Dusanka Zupanski, Zupanski Consulting, LLC, Fort Collins, CO – 28 March 2016

Dr. Zupanski presented a seminar on “Theoretically advanced, yet computationally efficient data assimilation and forecasting methods”. Abstract We have witnessed several fundamental advancements in data assimilation and forecasting methods in the last decade. Hybrid ensemble-variational data assimilation methods have been developed, utilizing the best properties of the most advanced data assimilation methods: ensemble Kalman filter …

HRD & AOML researchers at 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – 11-14 January 2016

Abstracts and recordings of  the 19 presentations and 5 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: A First Look at the Impact of Coyote UAS Observations from Hurricane Edouard (2014) on Tropical Cyclone Data Assimilation and Prediction – Altug …

HRD seminar – Erin Munsell, PSU – 16 November 2015

Ms. Munsell presented a seminar “Dynamics and predictability of tropical cyclones evaluated through convection-permitting ensemble analysis and forecasts with airborne radar and sounding observations“. Abstract: Dynamics and predictability of tropical cyclones evaluated through convection-permitting ensemble analysis and forecasts with airborne radar and sounding observations. The dynamics and predictability of tropical cyclones (TCs) are assessed through the …

HRD seminar – Dave Jones (Storm Center Communications) and Svetla Hristova-Veleva (NASA/JPL) – 13 May 2015

Dave Jones and Svetla Hristova-Veleva provided an overview of the Tropical Cyclone Information System (TCIS) developed at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to facilitate the inter-comparison of hurricane model simulations and passive microwave satellite observations within a common geo-referenced and web-based application. The purpose of their visit was to engage operational hurricane forecasters and researchers …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2015

April’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Vijay Tallapragada (EMC): Evaluation of Proposed FY15 Upgrades for NCEP Operational HWRF: NATL/EPAC Storms, 2011-2014 Xuejin Zhang: Development of Atmosphere-Ocean-Land Fully Coupled Basin-scale HWRF System Christina Holt (DTC): Large Scale Verification of HWRF Hua Chen: Numerical Experiments with Hurricane Isaac (2012) Bachir Annane: Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation and …

HRD scientist provides NOAA hurricane modeling research overview to the India Institute of Science, Bangalore, India – 20 March 2015

Dr. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan visited Bangalore, India to present a summary to the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) of the work under the network proposal between HRD, IIT/Bhubaneswar, India Meteorological Department (IMD), EMC HWRF team, and Purdue University to develop a “Indo-US Joint Center for Advanced Modeling of Tropical Land-Atmosphere-Ocean System for Simulation of Extreme …